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stories and award winning fields. as tensions on the korean peninsula remain high president trump in a box in a five nation tour to east asia november on al-jazeera. in the most heavily country in the world if there's any country that would be experiencing p.t.s.d. it would be a nation that's been out war for four generations al-jazeera explores the reason those drones are there is to assist the innocent civilians they exist at all for a draw or even they're not firing is there frightening because any moment they've got a bomb living beneath the drones this time of al-jazeera. well
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i'm richelle carey this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. spain begins dismantling the cuttle on government with firings and warnings have a live report. government takes over farmland abandoned by the right hand to fling persecution. a change of policy to bypass you and agencies and provide direct assistance to persecuted christians in the middle east. i'm joining with the latest sports news including the houston astros beat the l.a. dodgers to meet baseball's world series but game three is overshadowed by a racism around. the spanish government has officially taken over the catalana ministration and
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fired the region's police chief in the aftermath of friday's independence declaration the regional police has urged its members to stay neutral and this dispute and dependent supporters have warned they will resist any takeover and it's not clear if the sacked regional leadership while willingly step aside and her simmons has more from barcelona. the moment catalonia declared secession from spain a wave of euphoria across barcelona a mix of intense emotion elation and danger because of the uncertainty of what comes next they cheered. they hugged one another they cried and they toasted what they see as a new nation it all started unfolding hours earlier at the catalan parliament passionate sometimes angry debates a sense of anticipation on one side dread on the other dozens of mayors have been
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invited ceremonial sticks by their sides it's still. a story since. it wasn't long before his wish came true a secret ballot slowly but surely moving as parliament into the history books most opposition members walked out in disgust leaving the spanish national flag and the catalan flag draped over their benches then came the count again slow with reaction to every yes. seventy votes for ten against and two abstentions before long another vote in madrid this time the senate making a decision on article one five five direct rule moving to the spanish government a large majority. two hundred fourteen for forty seven against approval for prime minister mariano rajoy to sack the regional government and impose sweeping
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powers back in barcelona these politicians and supporters hardly look like people about to go into the background president colors push them all called for calm. citizens of catalonia in the coming hours we will have to maintain our country's polls a most of all to montane that peace public spirit and our dignity i think we have always done with no doubt it will continue to be that way and this is an extraordinary moment but it's historic to find the right the way across this eighteenth century building of the mix moods you know they said was on the brakes with the stick seriously or from the more it was across the head to express. you. don't see the look of what o'clock it was of
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course was the. independent. independence is heartbreaking sad and distressing that is how all the catalans who are not pro independence feel including very democratic pro independence supporters that cannot shed this destructive operation based on lies fraud and impositions it is causing on the social fiber of catalonia looking to madrid for the next move catalans who are angered or saddened or also fearful of what will happen mariano rajoy is already using his new powers dissolving parliament calling elections in december and listing those he's sacking . friday night in the center of barcelona a city known more for its football its beaches and sunshine than any resistance to state power and it's party time for a large number of people packed. into a square in front of the seat of government how long will the smiles last night so many questions along with another sobering historic moment. between those who want
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to be inspiring those who don't here never been big. anderson's francis live from barcelona such a remarkable thing that has happened and for so let's and a lot of uncertainty as you mentioned in your report so let's talk about. could he actually be arrested and where is he even. well the answer to both of those questions is maybe he is going to be arrested but as far as where is we're told by local media that he's at home or if it's a home it could be drone or it could be here in barcelona but all government ministers were meeting discussing this extraordinary situation this moment of history as they describe it inside the government building outside thousands of
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people in fact tens of thousands of people it would seem were all crammed into the square partying for more than four hours they had hoped that their leaders would come out and address them that perhaps colors pushed them all was going to actually say some words of thanks to them but no there wasn't anything apart from a rock band and a lot of folklore songs and a parting and then they were asked to disperse and they did so but as far as this government is concerned they're all sacked they're all fully aware of that however we're now getting word from madrid that soraya scions who is the deputy prime minister is going to be rolling out a whole section on the whole session of orders for people and she is the new president whether she'll assign a representative here while she stays in madrid is unclear but she will be taking over the role of president now nothing is in place it would seem if if there
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is then it's all kept top secret because it's on saturday barcelona is it's surreal it's as if nothing had happened when you look around this district of the city people are in a sort of delayed shock and no one knows who's in control who's actually going to be calling the shots as to what happened and as far as the government goes . they've said that the demonstrations should maintain momentum that they should keep supporting this government accused of an illegal act in declaring a secession so it is quite an unprecedented situation spain's never seen anything like it before in fact europe has not seen anything like it before there is a question mark now over just what is going to happen next richelle so let's talk about the chief of regional police as we're talking about all these people that
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have been sacked the regional police played a key role and helping that that referendum go forward so where do the there's a loyalty of these officers now. well blue is a pair trip arrow here is the chief of police he was fired by. along with the director general of the police hot for the political appointment apparel saleh and i'm looking at here at the latest reports on their whereabouts now sol a house stood down but there is no word on trip arrow who is the chief the commander if you will of the musar. police regional police force seventeen thousand officers they played a role in the referendum october the first because they stood between protesters and the spanish national police they actually effectively helped the whole process
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of the referendum take place to the absolute anger of madrid so there's a lot of real bargaining to be done it would seem now because they've got orders from madrid will the offices obey them well you with thirty touched upon a memo that is going out to all officers saying that you try to see has to be observed a professional principle of neutrality and all the people we've spoken to any officials concerned with the mosses and we have spent some time with them say that they are professionals they'll follow their orders but the question is this and this is being posed by a number of experts on the issues that that they at these police these police officers could if they obeyed the democratically elected government that's what the government here is saying they made their declaration of
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a cessation secession ahead of article one five five rolling out so the point is being made who are the police actually taking their orders from that moment extraordinary as it is it seems is a mystery. wow and that's where things stand andrew symonds live in barcelona thank you so beyond the political fallout of catalonia declaration of secession there is an important aspect that's often overlooked economics catalonia is far richer than other parts of spain making up about nineteen percent of the country's g.d.p. the catalan is government has about eighty nine billion dollars of debt and most of that is owed to the spanish government there's also uncertainty over currency that bank of spain says secession were caused the region to automatically drop out of the euro and lose access to the european central bank many major companies and banks are headquartered in barcelona and the past few weeks there has been an exodus to madrid the bank. sell one of spain's biggest banks relocated to after
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the referendum and a leg in hove is a senior researcher at the institute of european studies he joins us via skype thank you very much for joining us do you think that there has been particularly leading up to this a robust enough discussion about what the economic impact of something like this might be that it seems to me. this has been overlooked going to people who are in favor who separate this and that is that. right. companies are moving their. chairs around to cut the lawn. so economic effect might be quite dramatic. can catalonia sustain itself without the rest of spain. well economically yes i mean states going all sizes and catalonia is not that small so it it would
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really be able to survive from an economic point on top of it as you said the economy is doing quite well it until now so it has all the possibilities of striving but the problem is not here economics it's politics it's that survival of catalonia as an independent state is only possible through a recognition by other stinks and at this moment there are no reasons to believe that any european union member states or any other state for that matter will have to recognize catalonia the longer this drags out it doesn't seem to be ending any time soon and is just the process itself that spain is going through damaging to the economy well it of course there is a strange one i mix at this moment already you have to separate this movement on the other hand and then the reactions from the spanish governments on the other
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side and both parties seems to be locked in in their positions and that produces a dynamic that nobody can control and indeed the economic fallout will not only be for. the loan you the true the whole of spain and maybe even so for the whole of europe because we have to need to remember that. the euro that binds catalonia and spain to the rest of europe ripple effects and thank you very much look then like in health thank you for your. i mean our state media says the government will harvest rice from abandoned farmland left vacant by range of families and northern rakhine state the government will harvest more than twenty eight thousand seven hundred hectares and doubt the area hardest hit in this military crackdown against flora henge a minority lawrence louis joins us live now from yangon so forth how's the houses supposed to play out. well i think there are
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a couple of ways we can look at this issue on the one hand we can see this as a we can view this as a practical solution by the myanmar government these rice crops sitting in the fields are right for harvest if they were just left there they would simply go to waste so the myanmar government is putting in place a plan to harvest these crops bringing in combine harvesters as well as laborers from around the country to do the work now a spokesman for the agricultural ministry has told us the local rakhine government is in charge of the overall harvesting and eventual sale of the crops the proceeds from the sale will also go to the local government if there are no details on how they plan to use it but there's also an other point of view and this is one which raises ethical questions and the asia director of the human rights of human rights watch puts it you can't really call a crop ownerless when you've used a campaign of arson and violence to drive the farmers out and that is what the
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myanmar military has been accused of doing because there's also pertains to future use of the land is theirs harvest nearly the first step in the government's perhaps eventual plan to appropriate the lands because then it is that is that is the case that will decide the eventual resettlement and repacked relation of work in your refugees and we're still a long way from that because bangladeshi and myanmar authorities still haven't worked out the concrete details of an eventual repacked relations land but there will be questions asked what's well these were hinge or refugees return to if and when they do return to myanmar and if their farm lands and their villages have been taken away how will they support themselves taking everything from them or and slowly thank you very much. local officials in bangladesh. a cox's bazaar are proposing a voluntary sterilization plan for overcrowded overhead to refugee camps that of the family planning service there is asking the central government to approve
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a plan to launch a sect timmy's for her henchmen and in two legation for women it's groups at these camps say they are working with limited resources and a lack of family planning with make things worse. putting more ahead and the news hour including the u.s. defense secretary warns north korea that any use of nuclear weapons will bring an overwhelming response. israeli settlers are accused of violence by palestinian olive farmers in the occupied west bank. and in sport an n.f.l. owner apologizes after referring to players as inmates joe will have all the details. voting and for opposite opposition strongholds and kenya's repeat presidential election planned for saturday has been indefinitely suspended place of fought with protesters in those areas during polling day on thursday unofficial results show
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the president has won more than ninety seven percent of the vote but only a third of registered voters cast their ballots after opposition leader right call for a boycott at least six people have been killed in the violence that a kompany company election. for me to miller. joins us live now from nairobi so i'm to meet at the stopping and starting and stopping and starting of the voting where do things stand with that right now and how much is this divided people in kenya. all of this point a country that's polarized people who wanted to vote the government pushing for the . actions to happen and then of course the opposition saying that these this election shouldn't take place based on the electoral commission they say are not being able to handle this election or properly and of course their supporters that
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they urged to boycott the vote and they also said before saturday that any type of extension that was granted by the electoral commission should not happen and again their supporters not to vote and of course that's been the case in the western part of kenya primarily where there were at least four constituencies outstanding with regard to people's votes and he says it's just too unsafe now we're in. in the western part of nairobi we've seen protests in different parts of nairobi some of them often turning violent and calling watery the there were protests through the night there were clashes between different communities in the area and where we are now they were a number of shops a restaurant a bar even hose the way it would people lived but this area was razed to the ground by a fire the people here say that protestors petrol bombed the area and
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this is what they're left with some people have come in trying to salvage whatever they can but there really isn't very much so there is a concern from people here about their safety and what happens next and in fact for me to some of these areas that you're talking about the people there say that they're actually they're not bothered if this election is not repeated let's listen to some of that and then will be right back to you. being good reason is this if. you did the list a little things. there would be instructional eats up a lot cause that no movement is being done by the police men. who need to make the policemen or the movie can people because if that policeman they shoot to protect irish you know guys. this is been and understandably frustrating and really stressful experience for
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a lot of people in kenya having said that what are we hearing from and the plans for the opposition going forward. reller didn't go so far said that his national super alliance will take on this role as a resistance movement that hasn't been very much detail about what exactly that will entail but the opposition has said oh tingle will make an important announcement in the new week we know that they have stood firm on their on the selection not happening we've seen a massive boycott to significant boycott that's a lead to a less than a forty percent turnout those figures differ coming from the electoral commission one dated to forty eight the next thirty three and this doesn't help kenyans who are looking to trust the sea electoral commission to run free fair and credible elections but there seems to be issues with communication and exactly how this election is run out of concern to many kenyans in places where they continues to be violence or clashes is what happens next and and the nature of these clashes the
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people we've spoken to here in our own quarry are saying that they're seeing clashes happening based on ethnic lines more and more and this is what worries them they say that people are being further divided and it can't end well if this isn't taken care of as soon as possible there's also concern around the conduct of the police people here say they don't feel protected we also hear criticism against the police for having a heavy hand when dealing with protesters of kenyans ultimately those affected by this rerun and the persona and are in a very very difficult position ok the miller live in nairobi the media thank you. and the u.s. defense secretary has warned north korea against escalating its nuclear and missile tests james madison's in the south korean capital seoul for two days of talks they says the relationship between the two allies has taken on a new urgency and it heightened tension on the korean peninsula. make no mistake
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any attack on the united states or our allies will be defeated and any use of nuclear weapons by the north will be met with a massive military response affective and overwhelming tony currently is following developments from the south korean capital. there were strong words from the united states defense secretary he was here in seoul on part of a two day visit partly to discuss the defense of the peninsula which is an annual thing between the u.s. and south korea and partly to pave the way for president trunk's visit on the seventh and eighth of november now that visit in itself is creating increased tensions here and general mattis was at pains to warn north korea that any nuclear attack with weapons would be met with a very very massive military response and he did intimate that north korea could not win in that situation having said that his tone in the last two days has been more conciliatory than that of president trump you may remember his fire and fury
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speech at the united nations in august and also his threat to totally destroy north korea and he has resorted to a word a war of words of mass destruction and people are worried that the world may turn to weapons there was a lot of concern here the united states is upped its defenses its bought three naval carrier groups into the region it's flown it's moved it's five stealth fighters to japan just in case the president trumps visit produces some kind of reaction from north korea they've conducted six nuclear test most of those have been underground but the north korean foreign minister has warned that they will conduct an atmospheric nuclear test and who knows what that will provoke but there is a lot of concern on the korean peninsula that will happen what will happen general mattis is said basically the actions of north korea are provoking and accelerating the situation and causing a greater is great to have a possibility of conflict on the korean peninsula but he also stressed that the
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need was for diplomacy for talking he said the united states would not want war it wanted a denuclearization of the korean peninsula now also said that he couldn't imagine any situation whereby the united states would accept a nuclear north korea now north korea is well on its way to being a nuclear power so something has to give the big question here is what will give and who will give it. u.s. media reporting that a federal grand jury in washington d.c. has approved the first charges in the investigation over russian meddling and the two thousand and sixteen presidential election the charges are said to still be under seal under orders from a federal judge a special counsel robert muller a former f.b.i. director is leading this investigation and isn't yet know what the accusations are but any one charged could be taken into custody as soon as monday.
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a few moments we will have the weather with but her still ahead on al-jazeera the general calls for calm to allow access to humanitarian aid and central african republic. despite a clamp down on illegal weapons a report on how violence still plagues the southern philippines. and in sport from the clubhouse to the courthouse we'll tell you what punishment tiger woods is facing after driving under the influence charge. by the springtime flower of a mountain. hello there we've been seeing some severe weather over tanzania recently all out of that little area of cloud there doesn't look too significant does it but don't be fooled it certainly gave us some very heavy rains we don't we do expect rains in november
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and december it's the shorter rains it's the second rainy season of the year but as you can see has certainly brought as a lot of very heavy downpours for more than you'd ever hoped for in one go easily enough to sweep off some cars from the roads and cause quite a bit of damage there this is what rate look like around twenty four hours later you can see the road there has been washed away almost by the water such excessive force by that floodwaters that rules through valleys and rolls down hills now that area of cloud has disappeared but while it was with us doris alum certainly saw a lot of what with one hundred fifty three military terms of rain normally this month you'd see around seventy or eighty millimeters so clearly that's an awful lot over twice the october average and for a place just one hundred thirty kilometers to the west we saw even more rain hundred seventy eight millimeters there and the records began in one thousand nine hundred four and that's a new record now for tanzan error is the western part of the country where we still
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got the risk of seeing more showers but everywhere all the way along towards the and to coast looking incredibly wet over the next few days. the winds are sponsored by category three. short films of good and inspiration. small stories of three young women challenging the world around. us at this time. running six continents across the. corresponding brain the stories
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they tell. us another look at the book the game unless you. were at the mercy of the russian camp for palestinian refugees. in world news. you're watching al-jazeera let's take a look at the top stories this hour with spain's deputy prime minister soraya cyan this day santa maria is taking over the running of kind along his government and barcelona attrit has speier the cattle on government leaders and its chief of police in the aftermath of friday's independence declaration myanmar state media
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says the government will harvest rice from abandoned farmland left vacant by ranjit families and more than rakhine state government will harvest more than twenty eight thousand seven hundred hectares and on dow the area hardest hit in this military crackdown against the right. and already turning in for opposition strongholds and kenya's for peace prize eventual action has been and definitely suspended and it appears the violence and official results are the president who are coming out or has won more than ninety seven percent of the vote but only a third are for just voters cast their ballots after the opposition call for a boycott. dismissed because a political risk analysts and he joins us now from nairobi we appreciate your time so the reason that there was this repeat election is because there were questions about the credibility of the first election but the way this is all played out has this been far more damaging than would it have been just and not have the repeat election well canoes in
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a crisis because of. electoral body because they've not been able to create predictable systems for unpredictable outcomes and there's a reason why mr alluding to say he's not going to participate in a second election and as you were clearly indicated we know very dangerous place where you are saying they're not going to allow a.b.c. to conduct elections because they don't believe in the outcomes and maybe moving forward to be important for mr. president to actually sit down and agree to clean up a.b.c. so that in future when we have an election if a.b.c. declares a mr. everybody believes in it and i love being a if they declare president can everybody believe that i'm mistaken that i was born but if they're not able to clean a.b.c. then can is going to be facing lots of trouble as we move forward so it sounds like you're saying both of these gentlemen need to perhaps if possible put politics
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aside and put put the country first because of this particularly dangerous time potential for things to get much worse. well. the reason i could shortage of leadership in kenya the inability of president and mr alluding to. the nation we are supposed to be making progress is compromising our national security interest is compromising our national prosperity like i've been in the electioneering process for the last one mia and nothing seems to be moving at some stage it would be important for mr raila odinga and president kenyatta to realize that they are holding the country hostage they need to sit down so that we are able to make progress leave to set aside the political differences and look at what's what because kenyans are interested in a secure nation interested in prosperity and this one cannot happen not until we are able to clean a.b.c. and the people who can clean up i b c is president mr alluding that we need to have
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an ib see that when they pronounce somebody everybody goes home but right now if i disapprove of the somebody fifty percent of the nation roll their eyes because they don't believe that i b.c. is capable of running a free. nation so good presidents can. agreeing. so to that point great who who or what is the person or the body either inside or outside can kenya that can get these two gentleman to sit down and talk the way that you're saying is key for the health of kenya who are working to that. well you know right now we've got so many people can mean it could be the united nations it could be the european union it could be african union but i would imagine the people who can take that call is the u.n. security council because when you don't have an election taking taking place in kenya then everything in east africa is going to go down south right now our
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neighbors are getting concerned uganda tanzania run there will be they cannot even make a decision because they're not sure what is going to happen in kenya we are losing our global competitiveness so it would be important for a powerful person maybe the u.s. the u.k. to make that a phone call and tell our two leaders they need to sit down and reason. even before you get to the international intervention the buck stops with mr filleted look at the chairman of a.b.c. you were given a responsibility by the people of kenya to run a free fair and credible election but i would i would be the say there is the weakest chairman of a commission we've ever had in kenya he doesn't have muscles you have no ability to take positions and as a result of the most respecting the supreme court order which required him to create predictable systems for and predictable outcomes. very difficult position and we appreciate your insight thank you very much. the un secretary general is calling on militia groups in central african republic to put down their weapons is
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completing a four day trip to the country were violence between muslim and christian groups and is escalated. this report from. the united nations secretary general received like you believe. there were high hopes placed on this visit especially for the many here wanted to see an end to the fighting between muslim and christian armed groups. why are the un peacekeepers so slow to react when asked what are you doing to help children going hungry asks another can you not disarm these gangs that have taken our country hostage. in the central african republic there are many demands placed on the twelve thousand u.n. peacekeepers. the un's mandate is to protect the civilian population but scores have been killed a peace deal signed in june has failed armed groups control large parts of the country as the violence escalates. this illusion to this conflict
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groups to disarm and for us as a nation to reconcile. the newspaper headlines are critical of the u.n. some especially in the christian community accusing un peacekeepers from muslim nations from not doing enough to protect christians from muslim armed groups. i felt good to be more firm towards certain peacekeeping troops who i think are supporting some of the armed groups we want him to be harder with. underfunded and ill equipped the secretary general wants more troops on the ground this is a country where a lot of people are suffering and a country that is forgotten by the international community and we absolutely need to address the suffering of the going to public and people. the number of troops here but also to improve their capacity to deliver support to this population so far a lack of funds from donor agencies has forced aid agencies to cut food rations with
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a million displaced and half of the population dependent on humanitarian aid the situation is dire if we don't. die from it. says people who want to have anything to eat. armed groups are targeting aid agencies the groups try to coordinate relief efforts to win over the population in early november the security council will gather to renew the mandate of the un mission some donor countries like the united states want to slash peacekeeping operations. the secretary general says this would be catastrophic for car divisions between muslims and christians are getting worse again and again the terrorist has called on politicians to accept responsibility for them to stop the hate speech and distort dialogue otherwise even with more troops on the ground the violence will stop and this country will descend into
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chaos it was home to al jazeera thank you. to the u.s. vice president has the country will no longer fund what he calls are ineffective u.n. relief efforts for persecuted minorities and the middle east by pen says funds will instead be distributed to regulate through the u.s. agency for international development jordan has more from washington d.c. . christian groups in the united states have long wanted their government to do something about what they see as the ongoing persecution of christians in the middle east especially in iraq our fellow christians and all who are persecuted in the middle east should not have to rely on multinational institutions when america can help them directly and tonight it is my privilege to announce that president trump has ordered the state department to stop funding ineffective relief efforts at the united nations pence's announcement was cheered by the oven jellicoe community which wields considerable political influence but officials at both the
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state department and the u.n. don't yet have a lot of details on the policy and funding changes this does not apply to all u.n. programs it applies to programs that address the persecutor displaced religious minority communities usa id will be involved in the us state department will as well we continue to make sure that our aid efforts on the ground including in iraq which was part of this discussion are on the basis of need and we try to serve all communities based on need this isn't the first time the trumpet ministration has told you and funding in order to advance its policy agenda earlier this year it cut funding from the fed. family planning program because of concerns over forced abortion in china something which the government in beijing denies however this plan to help a specific religious group is raising some concerns because it would use tax dollars to help a specific religious group not help an entire country in crisis u.s.
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law has long been clear no public money can be used to pay for religious services education or proselytizing and even though presidents george w. bush and barack obama allowed religious groups to apply for federal grants to help the needy around the world these groups had to follow strict rules to make sure their programs served everyone regardless of faith one expert in the faith based initiative community says the trumpet ministration could face lawsuits if it goes ahead with its plan the separation of church and state found in our constitution and the establishment clause in case law would really impede something of that sort think of vice president pence announcement what kind of degrade that aspect and have a lot of smaller again is ations buying for these fines that might not meet the requirement of fundamental conflict at work trying to protect those being targeted because of their faith without breaching the u.s.
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is wall between church and state rosalynn jordan al-jazeera at the state department al-jazeera is demanding the release of a charnel a spot mode hussein who's now been entered egyptian prison for more than three hundred ten days he's accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos claims he at al-jazeera strongly deny they say has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail give us arrested and while visiting his family. for decades the southern philippine island of mindanao has been plagued by conflict and armed rebellion filipino so that's forced them to buy or sometimes even make their own illegal firearms real alynda going to aspen speaking to gun makers in the volatile region. first to hold the gun at the age of thirteen it was nine hundred seventy four when martial law was imposed nationwide by president for than and marcos. years later he learned how to make and repair illegal weapons now martial law is imposed in
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mindanao again after the mouthy armed group pledged allegiance to eisele and seized offices in malawi city. president would be good the third to says he intends to clamp down on armed groups suspect to divide linked to politicians involved in the illegal drugs trade and has extended martial law on the island until the end of the year it's a kind of life that the mud knows all too well. here were you didn't have a boys in order to protect my family and our livelihood here by less is the only work they understand the situation is similar all across the island of mindanao decades of armed rebellion has forced many civilians here to acquire farms illegally making it difficult for the government to contain. the government estimates there are more than
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a million firearms which are unlicensed many are high powered rifles used by armed groups in mindanao most of the high powered weapons are manufactured here to mindanao has suffered decades of war and armed rebellion and the instability is one of the main reasons why so many filipinos here take matters into their own hands. because of discrimination and the violence here in mindanao it feels as though you are defenseless and there is no security for your family this is why you are forced to carry guns here if you don't carry guns they trample on your rights and this is why guns for us are important. one of the largest armed groups in southeast asia the moro islamic liberation front is still pinning its hopes on a peace deal with the philippine government this should be paved the way for its more than thirty thousand fighters to finally laid down their weapons. all the
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things so we will work with government civilian leaders and muslim leaders here and they are with us they are on board with us to stop the spread of violence. akamai does almost sixty now and says he cannot remember a time with peace in his homeland this is why he cannot lay down his weapons. despite the government's effort to go after the illegal guns trade. dogon al jazeera line of those source southern philippines. the number of refugees heading to greece has surged in the past two months putting a huge strain on facilities can't spell to host seven thousand refugees are now dealing with twice that number most of the refugees arriving on the island have. reports. these afghans syrians and africans are living in a tent city there isn't enough room for them in moria the government run camp on lesbos and they are vigilant about refugees who are in the camp crushing their
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lunch rivals on the eastern islands in the aegean sea have increased from an average of fifteen a day to almost one hundred a day in the last six weeks all seeking asylum in greece in the terms of the agreement between turkey and the european union turkey promises to prevent as many people as possible from entering greece illegally anyone who makes it is forced to stay here sure if they wish to apply for asylum on the mainland that says the mayor of lesbos is turning the islands into an effective buffer zone for the e.u. . in turning this island into a prison is the wrong policy it punishes those who showed solidarity instead of rewarding them for it's criminal and unfair to divide europeans into first and second class citizens and we are definitely in a second class we don't have the same rights as other europeans or even other great . authorizes won't allow us to film inside moria camp currently hosting five thousand people more than twice its capacity and the record high since the e.u.
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turkey agreement came into force in march last year that's because the agreement for the greek government for moving new arrivals to the mainland they sleep ten to a tent not everyone has a mattress or a blanket there are no washing facilities so the air is rank overcrowding and waiting a deepening the mental health problems of people who've already fled war discrimination imprisonment and rape and mentality of the people living in the camps as one. prisoners yeah and so you see. a lot of the activities that one would see in. any normal prison situation. gangs threats of violence violence. sexual assaults drug abuse and the problems go beyond mental health says a nurse who works inside moria we see a lot of upper respiratory tract infection and just the common cold that's
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given to everyone so if. that's just spreads superfast across europe refugee numbers are down on last year but not here and in this corner of greece the people forced to look after the new arrivals feeling the strain jumps at all plus al-jazeera lesbos for a palestinian farmers have been injured by israeli settlers as they try to harvest their olives is the latest incident in a harvest season beset by harassment near illegal settlements harry fawcett spent the day with one group near the village of south feed and the occupied west bank in the pre-dawn light a handful of farmers gather for the chance to get to their land for a few minutes israeli soldiers open the gates id papers are taken. and they go from being locked out to locked in they work fast feeding the branches isn't
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good for the trees but it's quick which helps when you have a six week old baby to tend to as well each family has just a few days not only to harvest olives but to carry out maintenance work that would normally be done throughout the year so that. the trees don't get the trimming or fertilizing they leave the land doesn't get plowed or maintained so the production goes yeah. the restrictions of the result of a separation barrier and military road that cordon off the nearby illegal settlement of. the palestinian agriculture ministry says of eleven million olive trees five hundred thousand cut off in this way requiring coordination with the israeli military to fund a recent un report said those trees were sixty five percent less productive than those that are regularly tended less than twenty kilometers away near nablus another group of palestinian farmers was confronted by israeli settlers three were injured earlier this month by an illegal israeli outpost in the same area settlers simply help themselves. back in southfield we find and rummy's harvesting some of
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the nearly two hundred family trees they say they get two days access to do two weeks worth of work in february and seventeen days now at harvest time. with the wood at their mercy it all happens quickly as if we're stealing time we come a don't sometimes we wait until eight or eight thirty we wait in the cold sometimes they come late sometimes they come early it's the same when we leave ten hours after they first opened the gates unlocked once again the farmers expect another week or so of this restricted harvest season from then until late winter the locks will stay in place are a force at al-jazeera feet in the occupied west bank. still ahead on al-jazeera. what happened when a boy or a swept up to their name on the court that is coming up in sport.
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subzero temperatures think stream altitudes. this is where the hard part is the extraordinary journey from polish to tajikistan braved quite ordinary joy to what we do high up there's no oxygen. just to experience life simple pleasures. risking it all or kurdistan at this time on al jazeera. al jazeera. you are every your.
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right after sport with her south thank you they faced masters have taken a two one lead in baseball's world series after beating the l.a. dodgers in game three but the contest has been overshadowed by racism rallies home reports. cubit hits tell you liguori else struck a hard run for the houston astros it's in the second inning of game three of the world series but it's what came off this course controversy the rod was heat off you don't have it and i don't just japanese born pitcher in the dugout glorio was caught on camera making a racist just and also using the woods chin ito
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a derogatory spanish term that translates to little chinese he's going to have a statement i know he's remorseful but other than that i don't know a lot go ryall apologized to respond his translator after the game saying he didn't mean any offense but major league baseball officials are expected to speak to him on saturday with punishment possible as for davi ish he posted a statement on twitter saying what he had done to die isn't right but i believe we should point out effort into learning rather than to accuse him it distracted from an otherwise good night out for the astros who climbed a five three victory at the heart. of the. houston are on base and in seven harm games in the postseason they'll be back again on saturday hoping to go three one up in the best of seven series.
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against the over the go ryall is present remains to be saved at least home an al-jazeera. well grrls not the only houston sports figure facing scrutiny over the past twenty four hours the owner of the houston texans n.f.l. side has apologized after saying quote we can't have the inmates running the prison now the comments were made last week during a meeting of n.f.l. players and owners in new york they were discussing the issue of players who neil during the national anthem to protest racial injustice texans players and dozens of other sports figures have criticized mcnair he's now issued a statement saying i used a figure of speech that was never intended to be taken literally i would never characterize our players or our league that way and i apologize to anyone who was offended by it but one of the most vocal opponents to bob mcnair's inmate comment was golden state warriors forward drum on green post on the issue on his graham has
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so far been liked almost forty five thousand times but green found himself in trouble too on friday he was ejected from the n.b.a. game against the washington wizards along with bradley beal as the two for us and then the players joined this one to go on stage eventually rallied from eighteen points down to beat the washington wizards one hundred twenty two one hundred and seventeen. meanwhile james harden had twenty seven points eleven assists and ten rebounds for the houston rockets his triple double helped them to a one hundred nine to ninety three win over the charlotte want to. score fourteen time major champion tiger woods has been sentenced to a year's probation after pleading guilty to reckless driving woods was arrested in florida in may when police found him asleep at the wheel of his car he was found to have several legal medications as well as marijuana in his body at the time of his
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arrest as well as being put on probation the former world number one will enter a drug treatment program over in shanghai the current world number one dustin johnson has taken a six shot lead of the w g c event. and if he wins on sunday it will be his fourth world golf championship title in five it's. busyness coaches refusing to be drawn into speculation about the club's future if catalonia seeds from spain and their civil fed a face questions at his team's media conference ahead of the match that let it go on saturday said he couldn't comment on the possibility of a leg up without spots lined up on friday catalonia as government voted for independence but the spanish government responded by suspending the region's autonomy if catalonia breaks away and a spaniard could be expelled from the country's top league but told dot com journalist ben haywood says that scenario is unlikely talking about the possibility of basel playing out so i still think it's flat out. needs barcelona and once
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and for me. as well are you actually shocked at the possibility that cancelling well look at the clubs that they would be up against those he explained you are well to be honest when you're on the. gymnastics and i want to you know i would lose so much interest plus i would lose a lot of money in television rights and i don't think you were. prepared to carry on without was one of but as the road stand right now no team from outside spain can compete in the us a change. simona halep ruined the tennis season is the world number one and she has caroline for you to thank for that the danger just beat carolina pliska in the semifinals of the finals pissed about was the only other player who could have overtaken halep in the rankings but she's now out of the tournament in singapore and goes through to the final moving on to some formula one now lewis hamilton could wrap up his fourth world championship this sunday at the mexican grand prix
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to lead sebastian vettel in the driver's standings would take the title if you finishes fifth all better in the race on friday hamilton was slightly off the pace in practice red bull's daniel ricardo top the time sheets in the second session at the track in mexico city oh. the big wave surfing tours only for the most daring competitors the best of times but the latest stop in maui has been featuring some epic wipeouts the waves during friday's round one where thirty five to forty feet high that's ten to thirty meters among the victims a support team and its jet ski hawaiian in walsh scored the highest single wave score of the day with an impressive eight point nine zero on this giant way. now one of the most popular drivers in nascar is preparing to retire at the end of the season dale earnhardt jr has twenty six race wins to his name and is set to move into the commentary box next but in the world of multi skilling the driver may
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jobs like mine look easy when he surprised us in charlotte take a look. at it. right here we got our thirty seven in concord. thirty six in lincoln very very chilly also we got a forecast for today you see a sunny mild. be around the low seventy's and we're going into martinsville speedway this weekend obviously the big race so we're really really cool temperatures of fifty to fifty three degrees. the be some showers early in the morning we think. for the race itself so make sure that you. are right that the weather in charlotte than oil. her shouting job get right here more to come on the other side of the break.
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it's the end of the breeding season as we take a ferry through the straits of magellan to mark the island today the island is a penguin colony sanctuary with access to tourists accompanied by food nanda sent penguin expert. we learned the penguin colonies in south america are under threat climate change is one reason it is well documented that changing rain patterns or
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spend was to abandon flooded nests warmer ocean temperatures have diminished the quantity and quality of fish for the penguins swim further and further away to feed their young overfishing and ocean contamination especially plastic also killing penguins in colombia transforming urban waste into building blocks just before sampling the west blasting the war finished. in just ten years and in singapore for a chicken farms and living building anything you do on land on the ground doesn't make sense to do that parliament building now can we make of not just decorative but from a market biologically productive earthrise discovers cutting edge solutions for sustainable city at this time on al-jazeera.

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